Kansas Signee: Dez Briscoe

Scout.com two-star receiver Dez Briscoe gave his commitment to Kansas a few days before signing day. He talks about the factors of the decision and what he hopes to accomplish as a freshman in Lawrence.

"I committed to Kansas the Friday before signing day," said Dez Briscoe from Cedar Hill, Texas. "I took a visit to Iowa during the week and when I came back I decided to verbally commit to Kansas."

"I committed to Kansas because the receiver's coach [Tim Beck] was also my recruiting coach. I liked him a lot. I couldn't pass up playing in the Big 12. I liked the coaches and the environment. They seemed like they really wanted me."

Briscoe states a frame of 6-3, 200-pounds. He had a sensational senior season hauling in 37 receptions for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was named first team All-District for his performance.

Briscoe had also received scholarship offers from Oklahoma State, Baylor, UNLV, Houston, Tulsa and Iowa.

His official visit to Lawrence was another big reason for his commitment and signature.

"It was snowing when I went up there for my official visit and not all of the students had returned to campus. They were showing me around, and I tried to picture myself there with all the students. I had a lot of fun with them not there, and I could imagine how much fun it would be with them there," Briscoe said.

"The coaches and the players really showed me a good time during my visit. My host was Anthony Collins. He was pretty cool."

Head coach Mark Mangino was another reason why the Texas receiver decided to venture out-of-state and sign with the Jayhawks.

"They are starting to get the new offense going, and they are throwing the ball more," Briscoe said. "Their head coach [Mangino] was the first head coach to come see me. He never pressured me to commit. He wanted me to come to school to get an education. That really meant a lot to me."

Briscoe holds a 2.9 GPA and scored 1000 on the SAT. He plans to enroll at KU June 5.

When asked about his strengths and what he hopes to improve Briscoe replied, "My strength is my ability to block and get open. I can jump for balls as well. I really want to improve my speed before I get to Kansas."

"My goal is to basically get on the field and get familiar with the next level."

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